Wall to Wall Sisal: Yes or No?

Im not the biggest fan of wall to wall carpeting… EVEN in a bedroom. I can see why people like it, but I’m kind of a wood floor kinda girl.

I DO, however, make an exception for wall to wall sisal. In my mind its almost the only W2W carpet that I think can hold its own in a living room.


Photos via Coco & Kelly, Design Crisis, Mirida Blog, Material Girls

I especially really really LOVE the first photo…

And the last photo, I have that rug in black in my hallway (not wall to wall) its hot.

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  1. I’m with you. I’m not opposed to it because it almost reads to me as wood floor, because it’s natural. But then I think of cleaning it… Not for me, I guess.

  2. I’m with you. I think it looks fantastic with a rug layered on top of it…and I don’t usually like layered rugs.

  3. ha! we’re twins. just posted about wall to wall seagrass yesterday! I am loving the natural fibers in a wall to wall look. I think Ima do it!

  4. I actually love it! It’s one of those rugs that goes with everything and then you can really focus on the accessories in the room!


  5. I love the idea, but I still like using rugs to tie a space together. Where did you get the black rug? I’m curious!

  6. I really like the idea too. I recently ripped up the ugly old carpet in our bedroom, only to find the hardwoods below had a lot of water damage….Maybe sisal would be the way to go on this- esp since it would be more budget friendly than refinishing the floors. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I love the way it looks, however it’s not soft to the foot and it’s hard to clean I’ve heard. It sure does look great though! I think I’d prefer to use as a rug.

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      I actually like how it feels underfoot. I know people that HATE it though. I have it in my hallway…so we walk barefoot on it all the time. I dig it.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Yes yes and more yes. That first photo is totally to die for!

  9. Ann says:

    I love it!! Sisal is one of the most elegant and British looks around. I have just replaced my 18 year old sisal rugs in the dining room and study. I have never had a spill and they survived two dogs scratching their backs on them. They were vacuumed once a week. My only problem was the twine type binding was wearing out on the edges where the traffic pattern was. My husband said that he hated them and I could never get new ones. So I just replaced them with needlepoint rugs. (Stark Outlet sale in Norwalk!) I have regular wall to wall carpet in my other house in Colorado and the dogs are always throwing up on it. Go figure. Ann

  10. I hate carpeting! Sisal gives you an added texture yet a low profile so it’s still neutral and allows for accent rugs. The ginormous pile that traditional carpets can have is horrible. Plus, sisal kinda helps make every space look eclectic & chic.

  11. agreed. saw it in katie fine’s house and have wanted it ever since. is their a version that feels a little better on ur feet tho?